New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 21, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
COMPLETE COMAL COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEWS
OCTOBER 2!, 2011
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SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852
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Bum ban back on in Comal
Outdoor barbecue pits with hinged tops that can be closed still OK
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By Greg Bowen
Atter an 11 -day respite, (omal County commissioners have reinstated the liiirn li.vn (^tfcctive h a.m. today.
i)('puty f ire Marshal IXrve Padilla recommended the rcMnstatemi’nt of the ban to
commissioners during their Thursday morning m('C'ting. (ommissioners agrec'd ,md passt‘d an order Iv.vnning most outdoor burning.
f’rior to the ban bc'ing littt'd alter rains on Oct. 10, drought-stric ken ('ornal ( oun-ty had be(*n under a burn ban
most ot the ye.ir Padula said the Texas forest Service is warning that the dampening efit'Ct ot r(‘cent rains is wearing off and that the amount ot ciri(‘d grass and ('Ven trcM's dying due to onj»o-ingdrought is c ausing wildtir(' fuels tC) rc*ach dangeri)us levels
one (* <vgain "l ire fi('p,irtments ,irr> run ning all over ihe pi,uc. f ires are gi‘tting out ot (onlrot." Padula said.
fie said tfie droughl ind(‘x, a measure ot drvne^s ,incf tir«'
See BAN. Page 5
^ kruegfr dam
Court now iiced with dilemma
Higher costs have county mulling whether to build dam
By Greg Bowen
( niintv « ommissioners .1 big d(*( ision to make 111 ihe (oniing vvt'C'k on tb(’ l.)t( (it th(> tioul)lc'd Krut*g(’r ( .in\on D.im projet 1.
Bids rt'( (“ived tor th(' construe lion ol the dam t ame in < lose-to $ i million higher than anti( I pa ted, ( i)unt\ ludge S fi (' r m a n Kiaus(> sai(i.
Nov\ (om misv^ioners will have to (li'( ide vvh('th«>r or not to go intw.itd u ilh the projei t, uhi(Ti would c arr\ a new prt( r t.ig n till' $i‘t million rani,t'
it ( nmmissiont'rs do ic! Kir lo I'n i(»rward, thc’v'll h.iv(' to iiguK' out where 'he\ 11 ^('t till ' lunds to make up ■ $ 5 million shorttall, Krj,. (' said
t (unmissiofH'rs iiave to mat r thf'tr dc’c ision In rhui^das, ilu' last day the suhn lilted (Lim consirut tion bid'' rem.iin valid.
A low bid ot $IJ.() mil-lioii IS being considered.
But .ire commissioners ( onsfdering not tiuarding
See BID, Page 5
DISPOSABLE CONTAINER DEBATE
Photos by LAURA M(i(ENZIE Herald /«itiinq Stoney Williams explains his opposition to the disposat)ie Valin Miller points to a visual aid Iluirsday while atguiiiq wtiy container t)an while debating tlie issue ihursday voters should vole for the disposable container ban
MAKING A POINT, COUNTEIRPOINT
Another spirited exchange during can ban forum
What they’re saying
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By Daiondo Moultrie
•Another round ot debate took pla( (' Thursday all('r-noon, as supfjorters and op[)onents ag.iin pitched battle over Proposition No. I on the ( ity of New Braun-lels ballot in th(' upcoming ek‘( tion.
The proposition on the Nov. 8 ballot asks residi'nls to support an ordinance prohibiting all disposable containers cc)ntaining food or beverages on certain public watc'rvvays. The two sicies of the issue s[)oke Thursday <il Ihe Leacic'rship Nc*w Braun-lels Alumni Assoc iation's Issues Porum at Lancia Haus in Lancia Park.
Valin Miller spoke for the ban. She said she* and hc-r husbancl own a small oullit-ling businc'ss in town. MiIIct said litter on the* ( onial and (juadalupe rivers cc>sts the
( ity too muc h to c Ic'an. She s.iid it c atisc's the- c ity to take in It^ss tor tourism lli.it it s|)ends on tourism.
()[)poncMits ot the ban c t.iim thc' cifdinanc c> w ill Icvid to lew'ct [X'oplc' coming to town, Millc'r said. Slie rc'iuted th.it c laim by saying thc‘ c ity saw an increase* in tourisni atter banning glass and Stvroloani on the watc'r-w.ivs.
In 2008, Miller said, J0(),()0() gallcjns ol trash were collected from the rivi'rs. Sh(' said that number more than triplc'cl in 2011.
"If we take c are ot our rivers, they will take c arc* of us, all ot us, for gc'nerations to come," Millc*r said. "I urge* you to supf)ort this ban. It is the right thing to do."
lOriTU'r Mayor Slonc'y Williams aclclrc'sseci the
See FORUM, Page 12
■ Valin Miller, spokesman for SupportTheBan.org, at Thursriav’s debate:
"It vv(' t<ik(' c lire- ol
our rivc'ts, tti(‘\
Will l.iko c arc' of
LIS, dll of us, tor
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you to support this bcin. It is ibc' right thing to do."
I Stoney Williams, spokesman for Can tli« Ban, at Thursday's debate:
"Just rcMiK'nihc'r, your tiixc's <irc‘ going to go up, iind ihe c tins they're' saying arc' in th(' river, arc'n't Williams thc'ro."
City’s river ad hoc group reviews revenue, safety
By Greg Bowen
I fie Heialil-Zeltung
Ihe new Kiver Ad Hoc (.'om-mittc'c', working to improve New Braunlels' tubing industry tor residents .ind visitors, mc't Thursday to review problc'ms related to river safc'ty itnd the c ity's river-manage-ment budget deficit.
Kivc'r Ac tivitic's M.vnager Nathan IVnc V ex[)lained that the c ity spent
more than a halfmillion dollars more on managing the rivers in 2010 and 2011 than it earnc'd in l)udgcM rc'vc'iHies to support river managc'ment.
City council has directed the committee* to find a way to making tubing either rev-
('luie nc'utral or profitable for c ity governmcMit.
Pc'ncc' c'xplainc'd th.it revenues now come from the $l.25-per-tube rivc'r managenient fc*e col-Ic'c tc'd Irom tubc'-renters by river outfitters; trom a shuttlc'-[)c'rmit lc'c‘ c barged to outfitters who use shuttle's to transport tul)ers to and from the rivers; ancl frorn coiirt fines collec teci on river-relateci crimc's.
LANGE VS. THE RANGERS
Forrnef Canyon Hiqh School standout Ljnca Barkman, now a nqht-fielder with the St Louis Cardinals, went I fot 4 with a single in thfi Cards' 2 1 loss to the Rangers on Thtirsday Story,
OUR VIEW; It's OK to pultfor Lance AND the Rangers Page 4
But those' re've'iHic’s don 1 kc'ep up with the cosis lt)r providing police seivK C, littc'r lollc'dion and other river-managemc'nt needs, Peru e said.
Resident Ron Kcvivc's suggc'ste'd the' ( ity c harge <i $"1 per-tubc'r tc'c' for river use. Me* also suggestc'd similar additional lec's toi those
See RIVER, Page 12
► LIBYAN UNREST
Fugitive leader ousted from power 2 months ago
Dr.iggc'd trom hiding in a dr,linage' pipe, a wounclcHi Mo.immar (.aclhati raised his hands ,ind begge'd revo lutionaA' fighters: “Don't kill m(', mv sons." Within an hour, he vv.is d(M(l, but not belore )Libi-lanl Libvans had vented
de( ,ides of h.itred by p 111 ling the*
(■( ( entric du • tatoi's hair .ind p,ir.iding his bloodied body on the hood ()t .1 !ru( k,
lhc‘ dc'ath Ihursdav ol (i.idhati, two months after h( v\.is (Irivcvn trom power .iiul into hiding, dec isi\('l\ buru's tfi(' nearK 42-\'e.ir regime' that had turnc'd the oil ric h ( ountiA into an inletii.rtional pari.ih and his own [>ers(m.il tieldoin, ll also thrusts I ibva into ,1 nc’w .ig(' in wliK h its tr.iiv sitional Itvidc'rs must over (oni(' dc'ep divisions ,ind reliuikl iie.irlv all its institu tions irom s( rate h to iIc Iik'm die.ims ot (It moi racv.
We have' i)c>en w.iiling lor this historic mome ni tor a long time'. Moamm.it (i.idh.iti I1.IS been killed ” PriiVK' Minister M.ihmoud libril said in the t .ipital ot iri[)(ill. "1 uould like to call on 1 ibviins to put aside the' grudge's <uid only say one wore I, which is I ibya, Libva, I ilna."
President Barac k ()bama told the Libv.in pc'ople: "\ou h,i\e won \ ()ur re'volution," .Although the I-'.S. brie‘fl\
See GADHAFI. Page 12
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